Focus Features has announced a February release date for Lisa Frankenstein, a horror comedy from Zelda Williams and Diablo Cody
Zelda Williams is making her feature directorial debut with the horror comedy Lisa Frankenstein, working from a screenplay written by Diablo Cody. Today, Focus Features unveiled a short promo video to announce that Lisa Frankenstein will be reaching theatres on February 9, 2024, just in time for Valentine’s Day. You can watch that promo video at the bottom of this article.
Set in 1989, the film has the following synopsis: A coming of RAGE love story from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.
Kathryn Newton (Freaky) and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) star alongside Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game), Liza Soberano (Alone/Together), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things), and Henry Eikenberry (The Crowded Room). Newton is playing Lisa Frankenstein, Sprouse is the handsome Victorian corpse, and Chrest will be playing Lisa’s father Dale. Details on other characters have not been revealed.
Cody produced Lisa Frankenstein with Mason Novick. A press release notes that they have previously collaborated on films including Tully, Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body, and Juno, which earned Cody an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Jeff Lampert serves as executive producer, while Focus Features’ Vice President of Production and Development, Michelle Momplaisir, was the creative executive on the project. Focus Features will distribute the film in the United States, and Universal Pictures International is the international distributor. Filming took place in New Orleans.
Williams previously directed a horror comedy short called Kappa Kappa Die (which was scripted by Piranha 3D and Saw X writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg).
Are you interested in Lisa Frankenstein, and are you glad to hear that it has a February theatrical release date? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
I tend to enjoy movies written by Diablo Cody and really liked her previous horror comedy (Jennifer’s Body), so I’m looking forward to seeing what Zelda Williams has done with Lisa Frankenstein.
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